If the start of the season was morally trying for the troops of Hernán Losada, the same can be said on a physical level.

After three consecutive losses on the road to start its schedule, CF Montreal will make its Montreal comeback on Saturday night against the Philadelphia Union. A small victory for the team who will hope to score their first goal of the campaign.

However, she will have to try to get her first points of the season without full-back Aaron Herrera.

CF Montreal has made a real about-face. Losada had confirmed Kamal Miller’s absence in a press scrum on Wednesday. The Canadian international left the last duel of his team, against Nashville SC, in the 72nd minute. Yet he is back in the starting lineup.

For his part, Samuel Piette will miss a second consecutive game. The club’s new captain trained alone in the two training sessions open to the media — Tuesday and Wednesday. He was not in uniform last Saturday.

Two players will get their first starts of the season at CFM. Midfielder Rida Zouhir and striker Mason Toye will start.

On the Union side, the Philadelphia club will have to do without the services of its star goalkeeper Andre Blake. Unionists head coach Jim Curtin confirmed the news on Thursday.

The duel against the Philadelphia Union will be shown exclusively through the MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, starting at 7:30 p.m. For the first time in the campaign, Frédéric Lord and Vincent Destouches will be hosting. The match will also be broadcast on BPM Sports.